Students enjoy some indoor kickball in our gymnasium.

Extended Day Program

Excellence Beyond the Classroom

We recognize that working families need options when it comes to care before and after school. To make the Oak Knoll experience conducive to your family’s lifestyle, we offer three Extended Day programs that are as educational as they are fun. Please explore them, below, and email patti.cepparulo@oakknoll.org with questions.

Before Care Program: 7:30 a.m.

Care for pre-K through sixth graders is available every school day beginning at 7:30 a.m. at no additional cost.

After-School Adventures Program: 3 – 4:30 p.m.

The After-School Adventures program is a popular Oak Knoll extracurricular and a fun way for children to continue learning outside the classroom. Participants enjoy a snack together before heading to the hour-long “club” of their choosing. Engaging and kid-friendly, clubs can range from music lessons to basketball clinics to cooking classes to kung fu. All clubs are led by qualified instructors with specialized training in their disciplines.

After-School Adventure Program sessions are offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m. September through December and January through June.

For detailed information on current club offerings, schedules, pricing, and related programming:

Winter 2023 Offerings

Stay and Play
Fee: $165
Grades: Pre-K-6
Instructor: Coleen Bradley, Upper School Teacher

“Stay and Play” offers students the opportunity to interact in a safe, secure, and fun environment. This program will offer a variety of activities each week. Weather-permitting, the students may choose to go outside to play with their classmates and friends while learning new games that promote healthy exercise, social engagement, listening skills, participation, following directions, sharing, caring, and so much more!

Homework Helper/Brain Teaser Bonanza
Fee: $180
Grades: 2-6
Instructor: Michelle Van Kalsbeck, Upper School Teacher

Your child will get a jump start on homework and assessment preparation after school. An Oak Knoll teacher will supervise and help get homework assignments completed. Study skills and organizational skills will also be reinforced. Brain Teasers will also be offered for enrichment when homework and studying is complete.

Building and Learning with Blocks and Legos
Fee: $193
Grades: Pre-K-6
Instructor: Jessica Wilson, Lower School Teacher

Building with blocks and Legos offers an open-ended, creative, and valuable play and learning experience for children which requires fine and gross motor skills and enhances children’s problem-solving abilities, mathematics skills, and language and literary abilities. Connecting pieces of Lego requires precision and concentration, which assists children to develop and strengthen their ability to stay focused on a task. Likewise, playing with Legos and blocks also teaches children basic teamwork and communication skills when working together to achieve a common goal. This program will present students with a task and challenge them to use their problem-solving skills and teamwork to develop a solution.

Through the construction of many different creations, your child will build self-esteem and achieve the feelings of success.

Homework Helper/Brain Teaser Bonanza
Fee: $210
Grades: 2-6
Instructor: Kathleen Hoke, Lower School Teacher

Your child will get a jump start on homework and assessment preparation after school. An Oak Knoll teacher will supervise and help get homework assignments completed. Study skills and organizational skills will also be reinforced. Brain Teasers will also be offered for enrichment when homework and studying is complete.

Puppet Theater Play
Fee: $220
Grades: Pre-K- 3
Instructor: Patti Cepparulo, Lower School Teacher

Each week the children will work with puppets, learn about Theater, and perform their own original stories. We will utilize puppet forms like shadow figures, rod puppets, masks, hand puppets, and more! The students will also learn about the traditional performing arts of other cultures such as Kamishibai: The Art of Japanese Storytelling. The class culminates in a session end celebration, in which all students will perform in front of their peers.

Games Galore!
Fee: $220
Grades: 2 – 6
Instructor: Coleen Bradley, Upper School Teacher

Each week the students will be introduced to new, modern-day board games, discuss strategy and will be given the opportunity to design new versions of the games. Beyond having a great time, the kids are flexing their creative muscles and honing their critical thinking skills. Participants in this program will get a taste of outdoor games as well when the weather permits.

Irish Dancing
Fee: $248
Grades: K-3
Instructor: Amy Loxley, Heritage Irish Dance Company

Learn to “Riverdance” during After School Adventure at OKS!  Traditional Irish step dance is a great way for girls and boys to challenge their bodies and minds. Your child will gain self-confidence, stage presence, coordination, fitness, and balance as well as have a lot of fun. The class will be taught by former cast member of “Riverdance, the Show”, Amy Siegel Loxley, who is also a certified Irish dance instructor.  No experience is necessary – just an eagerness to have fun!

Homework Helper/Brain Teaser Bonanza
Fee: $240
Grades: 2-6

Your child will get a jump start on homework and assessment preparation after school. An Oak Knoll teacher will supervise and help get homework assignments completed. Study skills and organizational skills will also be reinforced. Brain Teasers will also be offered for enrichment when homework and studying is complete.

Sports and More!                          
Fee: $220
Grades: Pre-K to 6
Instructor: Noelle Niedzwiecki, Upper School Physical Education Teacher, and Jessica Wilson, Lower School Teacher

Your child will enjoy our Sports and More physical education classes. With two teachers, age-appropriate activities are planned each week, featuring a variety of activities that focus on movement and motor skills with the younger children and the practicing of basic skills in soccer, basketball, and kickball with the older children. Your child will gain self-confidence in their physical ability, while making new friends in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Modernly Mannered – FUNdamentals for Life!                       
Fee: $280
Grades: 1- 5
Instructor: Kristen DeSanto, Modernly Mannered Consultant

This course is filled with interactive activities which will help your child understand why manners matter. Eye contact, introductions, conversation skills, grown-up titles, respect, greetings and goodbyes, tech manners, thank-you notes, leadership skills, manners in public spaces, and table manners will all be included.

There will be many role-playing activities such as Me on Mondays, On the Air, Let’s Eat, It’s Game Time and more. All materials will be provided. This program is certified by the American Academy of Etiquette and Manners to Go.

Friday Fun!

Fee: $193
Grades: Pre-K to 6
Instructor: Patti Cepparulo, Lower School Teacher

Plan your playdates with Mrs. Cepp! Friday Fun gives your child the perfect opportunity to play with their friends in a safe and nurturing environment. Each Friday will offer new opportunities for fun friendship activities such as creating obstacle courses, going on scavenger hunts, painting from nature, having a dance party, making our own movies and much, much, more!

Private Tutoring

Fee: $300 for four one-hour lessons
Ages: K-12
Monday to Friday
Private lessons in any academic area with a member of the Oak Knoll faculty. Please contact Patti Cepparulo at patti.cepparulo@oakknoll.org to make tutoring arrangements.

Extended Day Adventures Office

Cheryl Wilkinson 

Director of Auxiliary Operations
908-522-8186

Patti Cepparulo 

After-School Program Director and Lower School Drama Teacher
908-522-8054

After Care Program: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Extended afternoon care is available for kindergarten through sixth-graders every regular school day from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., when students play, practice on computers, and enjoy free time with friends under caring adult supervision.

Extended Day Registration

To register for an Extended Day program, please complete the registration form. Although we will make every effort to accommodate your request, we accept participants on a first-come, first-serve basis and hold spots only for those who have submitted all written forms and payments.